|First annual triathlon held at city park|
The first annual “Beat the Heat” triathlon was held at the Grant City Park on Saturday, Aug. 14 with seven teams in attendance.
Organizers Emily Carlson and Elisa Carlson reported a successful event with even the weather cooperating with cool and overcast conditions at 7 a.m. when the race began.
Each participant on the three-member team completed one leg of the event, a 15 mile bike ride, half-mile swim and a 5K run.
Winning the race was the Poppe family: Leland, Natalie and Rick.
Proceeds from the triathlon went to Christian Student Fellowship in Kearney.
The Carlson sisters hope to hold a second event next summer, and hope for more teams to participate.